Friday, February 8, 2008

My Sense of Humor Returns!

By golly, happy days are here again!

I've been doing a lot of worrying about my finances this week (as I do pretty much every week!) and hoping beyond hope that maybe I could get some of my mother's good luck. I swear, even a quarter of the luck she has with slot machines would be really, really nice as the woman has won over $4100 in the past two weeks! But, me, I can't keep a $20 bill going in a penny machine for longer than 15 minutes it seems ... sigh ...

At any rate, I got the following email this morning and it appears that all of my problems are soon going to be over as look what I won! -
Subject: Congratulation Lucky Winner!!!
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 10:08:04 -0500

Attention: Lucky Winner,

We are happy to announce that you are one of our Lucky Four
(4)Star Prize Winner in this months edition of the Irish Lottery
in England. This makes you a proud winner of a cah prize of
£1,350,000 To claim your prize it is important that you acknowledge
your receipt of this correspondence.


Mr Clark Johnson.
I'd have to say that was pretty darned good considering I don't remember entering the Irish Lottery or even knowing that there was an Irish lottery! How could a girl get so lucky? Now I can buy that plasma screen TV along with the nice plasma mount that I'm going to put on the wall in the den of my new palatial mansion! Heck - with the amount of these winnings I can put one on the wall of every room! Plasma screens for everyone!

And here I was worrying about how I was going to be able to afford groceries for the next week! Silly girl!

**Lest anyone think I was serious when I wrote this (like the guy from Spain who left a comment about getting the same email and what should he do?), let me empathize that this was written tongue-in-cheek and I am fully aware that any emails such as this are a scam. NEVER EVER give your bank information to anyone if you get something like this because this is about as real as the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny - who might actually be a lot more real than this!


  1. Share the wealth, Linda! I'm so happy for you!

  2. Maybe you'll get somebody send you some money from an African prince whose plane has crashed and they want you to have 40% of in your account as well?

  3. WoooHooo - will you pay for a trip for me to come out there and meet you? I'd ask you to come out here, but there's really nothing here but fields and cows.

  4. You shouldn't have blogged about this. Now you'll have long lost cousins and crazy people asking you for money.

    BTW, I'm needing this surgery that our insurance won't cover. It's a life or death situation, so if you can find room in your heart to help someone out, please let me know.

    Brain Foggles

  5. Wahoo...I can't wait to spend my fake share of that fake windfall! I wonder if our tax rebate checks will have that very same look when they're issued by the government in a few months.

  6. Anonymous11:51 AM EST

    Hello, I've just received the same email as you, and I am a bit worried about all this, I've been at checking if it could be a scam email, and they say it is, did they pay you? because I haven't bought any lottery ticket I'm from Spain I can't buy irish lottery tickets, did you gave them your bank account? do you have the money availabe in your bank account? Please, answer.

  7. Anonymous5:15 PM EST

    Financial worries are often the worst because the gnaw away at you.

    Best wishes

  8. 350,000 euros? Betcha you have heard from many old friends and forgotten relatives by now...Of course, given our proximity, you might say charity begins at (our) home in New Haven County...

  9. I don't know if this is a good time or not, but I could use a loan. How many euros can you spare?

  10. Anonymous10:34 PM EST

    Awww, man! I was actually excited for you for about .2 seconds! I knew it had to be a scam, though. We got a letter in the mail a year or so ago saying we had won money in Africa....duh.

  11. Well, Linda when Ralph and I meet you somewhere here in CT I guess you can pick up the check now.

    Woo hoo! Looking forward to it.


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